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Lyceum of Monterey County
Address: 1073 Sixth Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Website: http://www.Lyceum.org
Phone: (831)372-6098
Description: The Lyceum occupies a unique position in Monterey County, offering high quality enrichment programs and academic events to local students who are motivated to achieve. Our programs provide experiences that impact children for the rest of their lives. We’ve been serving Monterey County for over forty years – last year alone, our programs reached over 13,000 students. Founded in 1960, the Lyceum’s forty-two year mission has been to inspire a life-long love of learning. Our very first class paired a chemistry professor from the Naval Postgraduate School with an accelerated student from Monterey High School in a mentoring seminar that met weekly for the entire school year. Our goals then, as they remain today, were to stimulate intellectual promise, individual creativity and academic motivation. In the years that have followed, Lyceum programs have evolved and diversified to meet the changing needs of Monterey County students and we have remained focused on our mission, goals and methodology. Our hands-on, experiential approach to learning is the cornerstone of the Lyceum program. The success of this method is in its ability to stimulate students with a variety of learning styles and to encourage them to move forward in their use of upper-level thinking skills. Ongoing research in the field of education supports this approach, with recent studies indicating that the best way to master knowledge is through experiences that both challenge the mind and engage the body. Similar findings indicate that students retain only 10% of what they read, but that the retention rate soars to 90% in the kinds of experiential learning situations that the Lyceum provides. The Lyceum’s uniquely diverse programs enrich the daily lives of children. We help them not only prepare for the future, but to have an impact on it. We are dedicated to serving as many children as possible, with the belief that exposure to a broad range of experiences is extremely important for all children. The opportunity to interact with enthusiastic teachers in unique settings opens children’s eyes to the possibilities of achievement and the joys of creative self-expression.
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